Sunday 23 May 2010

Custom Etched Plates

Sometimes it's the little details that make all the difference. My pugbash looked pleasant enough in plain green, but nothing special. Once the lining was applied it started to look a bit tastier, but the final icing on the cake was fitting a pair of works plates.

I'd sourced the plates (they come in sets of three) from a fellow member of Narrow Gauge Railway Modelling Online. I'm now hugely pleased to say that Narrow Planet custom etched nameplates are now available to all through their new website. You'll see that name as well as works plates are offered; it's a venture that deserves to do well.

Thursday 20 May 2010

Double Vision

I've not spent that much time at the workbench, sunshine and a full list of outdoor jobs has got in the way. However a spot of steady progress has brought both locos up to the state shown in the photo.

Saturday 8 May 2010

On my workbench.

Taking shape on my workbench is a Fowler 0-4-2. It's based on the drawings and photos in NG&IRMR issue 10. The prototype was an eighteen and seven eighths gauge loco built in 1891 for Figueros Co, Spain. My model assumes that a two foot three inch gauge example was built and fitted with tram plates for road side operation. This expedient fantasy means allows the use of 009 standards and yet another of the superb running yet stupefyingly cheap Kato mechanisms to be deployed. It's seen here in the company of my Pugbash just to give some idea of size and proportion.
Actually I'm building two, one for me and one (with an all weather cab) to sell on e-bay.

Sunday 2 May 2010

Ffesterbahn Ffollies

Here's a few quirky little numbers spotted at Harbour Station as part of the may bank holiday Ffestiniog ffestivities. Enjoy.